Interpretation — appropriation : (making) an example of labor process theory

Wray-Bliss, Edward 2002, Interpretation — appropriation : (making) an example of labor process theory, Organizational research methods, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 81-104.

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Title Interpretation — appropriation : (making) an example of labor process theory
Author(s) Wray-Bliss, Edward
Journal name Organizational research methods
Volume number 5
Issue number 1
Start page 81
End page 104
Total pages 24
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2002-01
ISSN 1094-4281
1552-7425
Keyword(s) ethics
labor process theory (LPT)
interpretive practices
organizational research
interpretation
appropriation
colonization
Summary In this article, the author explores ethically problematic relations that may be reproduced within a genre of interpretive organizational research: namely, (U.K.) labor process theory (LPT). Although the author endorses LPT’s critical and explicitly antioppressive values, he argues that interpretive practices employed by core authors contradict the genre’s value base and function to silence and appropriate challenging empirical elements to affirm LPT’s valued interpretive schema. The author draws out deeply problematic implications of such appropriation through highlighting parallels between interpretation, appropriation, and colonization. The author ends by considering the nature of, and possibility for, more ethical “critical” interpretive organizational research.
Language eng
Field of Research 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, Sage Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30041665

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